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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Receives Grant from Kentucky Colonels Good Works Program
Lexington, Ky. (October 2, 2015)—Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, create a peaceful, healing space for patients in Lexington and beyond.
On September 9, 2015, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels during a ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville. The $22,980 grant will be used to purchase art for the meditation room, hallways and patient rooms in the Orthopedic and Spine unit. The meditation room is used by patients, physicians and families to provide relaxation for patients undergoing orthopedic and spine treatment.
In recognition of the gift, the meditation room will be named for the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
“The funding will help us provide our patients a peaceful place that helps heal the whole body,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, Vice President, Development, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “The Kentucky Colonels are a generous partner and we are grateful for their support of Saint Joseph Hospital and our patients. Gifts like this ensure that we’re able to continue in our mission of bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.”
Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed medical center with a full range of services including the national-award winning Heart Institute and leading edge daVinci robotic surgery. Saint Joseph Hospital has been nationally recognized for treatment in cardiology, orthopedics and stroke by Thompson, Reuters and U.S. News and World Report. The facility serves patients in Fayette, Jessamine, Clark, Woodford, Scott, Madison, Bourbon and Montgomery counties in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Colonels, through their Good Works Program, will distribute nearly $1.5 million this year to support over 143 worthy causes. In addition to Saint Joseph Hospital, two other KentuckyOne Health facilities received support from the Kentucky Colonels this year.
Frazier Rehab Institute received a grant, which will be matched by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, to help replace the robotic arm in Frazier Rehab’s Robotic Therapy Program and to fund the purchase of a new passenger vehicle with removable hand break for the facility’s driver education and training program. The Saint Joseph Berea Foundation received $13,961 to purchase equipment to assist patients receiving physical and occupational therapies at Saint Joseph Berea's Outpatient Rehabilitation Center.
Members of The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels include some of the greatest achievers and people of influence in the world. Each member has received the title of “Kentucky Colonel.” That is the highest civilian honor the Governor of the Commonwealth can bestow.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, raises and administers funds to support the core values and mission of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center. One of the Foundation’s goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion. The Foundation is always looking for ways to assist those in need and is funded solely by the generous contributions. For more information, please call 859.313.1705 or www.saintjosephfoundation.org.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.